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2014-2015 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section by American Academy of Ophthalmology, George A. Cioffi MD

By American Academy of Ophthalmology, George A. Cioffi MD

Presents a accomplished dialogue of glaucoma, together with epidemiology and the social and financial affects of the sickness; hereditary and genetic components; intraocular strain and aqueous humor dynamics; and medical review and surgical treatment. a few of the periods of scientific treatment for glaucoma are defined when it comes to efficacy, mechanism of motion and defense. includes a variety of pictures illustrating affliction entities and surgical techniques.

Upon of completion of part 10, readers will be capable to:

Identify the epidemiologic beneficial properties of glaucoma, together with the social and monetary affects of the disease
Describe the scientific review of the glaucoma sufferer, together with historical past and common exam, gonioscopy, optic nerve exam, and visible field
Describe the medical positive aspects, evaluate, and therapy of fundamental open-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma
List a few of the scientific good points of and healing techniques for the first and secondary open-angle glaucomas

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4 3 2 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 IOP (mm Hg) Figure 2-3 Study. Frequency distribution of intraocular pressure: 5220 eyes in the Framingham Eye (Modified from Colton T. Ederer F The distribution of intraocular pressures in the general population. Surv Ophthalmol . 1980;25: 123-129) p • CHAPTER 2: lntraocular Pressure and Aqueous Humor Dynamics • 21 • IOP can be considered "elevated,, or unsafe: some eyes undergo damage at IOPs of 18 mm Hg or less, whereas others tolerate IOPs in the 30s.

Accurate intraocular pressure measurement-the myth of modern ophthalmology? Ophthalmology. 2000;107(10):1805-1807. Sommer A, Tielsch JM, Katz J, et al. Relationship between intraocular pressure and primary open angle glaucoma among white and black Americans. The Baltimore Eye Survey. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(8):1090-1095. Methods other than Goldmann-type applanation tonometry With the recognition that the accuracy of applanation tonometry is dependent on many uncontrollable factors, there has been renewed interest in developing novel tonometric methods.

Shah S. Accurate intraocular pressure measurement-the myth of modern ophthalmology? Ophthalmology. 2000;107(10):1805-1807. Sommer A, Tielsch JM, Katz J, et al. Relationship between intraocular pressure and primary open angle glaucoma among white and black Americans. The Baltimore Eye Survey. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(8):1090-1095. Methods other than Goldmann-type applanation tonometry With the recognition that the accuracy of applanation tonometry is dependent on many uncontrollable factors, there has been renewed interest in developing novel tonometric methods.

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